Tag Archive for ‘EHR’

A nurse at NH works with an EHR on a tablet

To Bangalore and back: Resident leads software design effort at Indian heart hospital

This article describes how the author helped develop an electronic health record for use in a hospital in Bangalore, India; outlines the processes involved in creating and testing the software; and highlights the leadership skills necessary to keep the initiative on track.

Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty

This column discusses what surgeons need to know about the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program to avoid penalties in 2015 and provides other program updates.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program deadlines

Since implementation of the Medicare electronic health record program, the Bulletin has published columns such as this one to assist surgeons and administrative staff in differentiating the two phases of implementation, to inform surgeons of important deadlines, and to make them aware of the penalties associated with noncompliance and nonparticipation.

Improved communication techniques enable residents to provide better care now and in the future

Underscoring the role of effective communication in delivering high-quality patient-centered care, this article describes how certain tools, including checklists and the development of multidisciplinary teams, can be used to improve the dissemination of key information.

The Physician Compare website

This column provides information on how the expansion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Physician Compare website may affect surgeons.

Choosing not to participate in the CMS incentive programs

This column summarizes the different reporting options available for the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program, the Physician Quality Reporting System, and the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, and consequences for surgeons and other eligible professionals who elect not to participate in these programs.

ACS offers resources to help surgeons achieve meaningful use of EHR

In an ongoing effort to help the surgical community achieve meaningful use through participation in the federal Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program and to better understand program requirements, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has numerous EHR resources available on the home page of its website and is engaged in a number of other […]


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